Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA28/235 Cherokee, VH-WIK, Scone, NSW, 14 June 1975

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Examination of the wreckage disclosed no evidence of any defect or malfunction which may have contributed to the accident. The aircraft had struck a densely timbered slope whilst turning away from rising ground and it had come to rest in an upright attitude. The machinery wheel from the luggage compartment had broken free on impact and had struck the occupants of the front seats.
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General details
Date: 14 June 1975   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0734 EST    
Location: near Scone    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 09 February 1976   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28  
Aircraft registration VH-WIK  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Last update 13 May 2014